Help!! I formatted my 3DS SD card and I cannot play my Pokemon games!!

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  1. KamikazeEsp
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    A few days ago, I had to format my Nintendo 3DS, and I also formatted my SD card. Before all of this, my Pokemon games worked successfully but now, they don't work, they tell me: "The saved game data is corrupted. Refer to the electronic manual for details". I have called Nintendo Customer Support, but they told me the save of my Pokemon games was linked with kind of data in the SD card, so now I cannot play that saves. I think something can be done, but I donk know. Any help? :cry:

    I have kind of hardware maybe to try to extract the save of the cartridge, so if possible, tell me what can I do.

    (If any problem understanding this, ask or forgive me pls hahaha. I'm not an English native :P)
     
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  2. KunoichiZ

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    Yeah, those saves are gone. Before you format anything, use JKSM to backup your save files.
     
  3. Sora Takihawa

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    if youre playing on cardridge the save should be on it. but if its e-shop dload or cia youre out of luck :(
     
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    If someone wants to continue this thread helping, I have recovered the SD data before formatting the SD card, but still gives the same message... :/
     
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  5. JCCG1989

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    Which Pokémon games are we talking about?
     
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    Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Y
     
  7. KunoichiZ

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    You can't get those saves back. There's nothing you can do, even if you made a backup of your SD card before the format. You're SOL.
     
  8. JCCG1989

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    Sorry dude, the saves are lost.
     
  9. RemixDeluxe

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    I don't get it. How would he be screwed even if he made a backup? Does the 3DS itself reject that data used on a previous format?
     
  10. KunoichiZ

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    Yep, it makes a new folder inside of the Nintebdo 3DS folder that is now tied to that system. You also can't just move stuff between the folders in the Nintendo 3DS folder otherwise it'll cause issues and sometimes corrupts save files. If they had a NAND backup from before the restore (which they don't), they could've restored that NAND and gotten their saves back.

    tl;dr: Without a NAND backup, they are screwed and cannot get their saves back.
     
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    Maybe the format deleted the updates? If so update the games then see if they work
     
  12. KunoichiZ

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    This has nothing to do with updates. This is above their saves being corrupted. Redownloading an update wouldn't fix their saves being corrupted. :/
     
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    I formatted my sd and my saves were corrupt because the update was removed.
     
  14. KunoichiZ

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    saves no longer tie with the system. They've lost those saves. They can try to redownload the update, but I'm pretty sure they've lost them.
     
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    yes @KunoichiZ is right you need a NAND backup and flash that. Otherwise youre screwed.
     
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    Thank u all for da help ^^
    Anyway I'll reset my games for starting them, so thank u.
    I'll close the thread, see u :D
     
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    unless you have dumped the save files in some kind of raw format, they will be lost after 3ds format
     
  18. Ominous66521

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    That's why you want to have a few save backups lying around.Back when I used to use powersave cheats,my computer would crash halve way into injecting the cheat to my game cart,which would give me that message so all I had to do is load a previous save that the powersave backed up.You can do the same thing with cfw but with savedatamanager
     
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    I would give downloading the updates a try, it could work. Cartridge saves should not normally be affected by formatting the 3DS or SD card, you can even use the cartridge on another console and the save should still be there, but it DOES usually require the same update or a newer one for the save to work.
     
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    I've tried with one of my friends', but says the same, so...